Wherefore Art Thou, Jane? (WoodRock House, 2013, softcover, 176 pages, $14.95) recently took first place honors in the Readers Favorite International Awards. This Florida-based mystery will be on display Nov. 22-24 at the Readers Favorite booth during the Miami Book Fair International.
One might compare this first novel of the Pate & Faircloth series to a contemporary Indiana Jones — full of suspense and adventure, with snakes and romance showing up in the most surprising places. Jane Pate’s romp through swamps and wilderness situations proves that offbeat investigational styles can achieve results and that mystery, adventure, humor, and romance can credibly inhabit the same story.
The two, native-Floridian authors, Jean James and Mary James, also will attend the Readers Favorite award ceremony on Nov. 23 at the Regency Hotel Miami. Mary, aka Mean Mary, who tours extensively as a vocalist and instrumentalist, will appear in concert at the Lighthouse Cafe, 11715 SW 87 Ave., on Nov. 16. There will be a book signing at this event
Mary will be interviewed on the Michael Stock radio show (Folk and Acoustic Music with Michael Stock@WLRN 91.5FM, 2-4 p.m.) where she will talk about her newest novel and give a live music presentation on Nov. 17.
The music video and book trailer for Wherefore Art Thou, Jane? can be viewed at http://youtube/wFxzBmdo67E>.